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[Xmca-l] Re: Reference data bases

Scrivener might do the job. I have played with it a little - you get a
good sized free trial period.

There is, in my view, an interesting gap in the market here. A lot of
these issues could be overcome with a good internal tagging system such
as that used on web based facilities like Diigo, and blog software. For
some reason Windows does not seem to lend itself to tagging. MS seem to
have no interest in developing it, and third party offerings like XY
Explorer, are quite clunky.


On 29/01/2015 17:44, Peter Smagorinsky wrote:
My university provides Endnote for free, so you might want to check your institution's site license package for what's available. p

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Oh, and all three of the ones I mentioned have the ability to easily cite-while-you-write and to automatically create bibliographies.

Martin, do you have any thoughts for why BookEnds over Endnote?

On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 9:50 AM, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com>

Just talking this over with my students yesterday.

Endnote is probably the most common utility. Here is a link:
Intro and training videos for endnote can be found here:

Mendeley has a very friendly interface for reading and marking up pdf's.
You can store pdf's on your device or you can store them in the cloud
for a monthly fee.

Zotero is, I think, particularly easy to use if you are just looking
for an easy way to cite-while-you-write (the others have this
capability too), but you have to use Mozilla in order to use it:

There are other more stripped-down versions like Refworks, but for
what you want to do I'm guessing that Endnote is probably what you
want. It also looks like X7 version has cloud sharing too so you can
store your entire library in the cloud and access it anywhere and even
share it with up to 12 people! Mike, since you are a man on the move,
I think you could really take advantage of that...


On Thu, Jan 29, 2015 at 9:30 AM, mike cole <mcole@ucsd.edu> wrote:

Dear Colleagues  -  In working through a recent review paper, I began
to experience severe difficulties in keeping track of pdfs in
connection with the refs.  Are there any recommendations among you
for a reliable, pretty large (able to take several thousand
refs/pdfs) utility that a non-adept could use effectively? I imagine
others might have a similar question.... or will have soon enough!

Thanks for any help on this.


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